Church of England Diocese of Leicester Thurmaston

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

We have well developed plans to install an accessible toilet in church, and hope to have more news during 2020.

Baby change facilities available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

Bike rack available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

Car park available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

Accessible toilet available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

We have well developed plans to install an accessible toilet in church, and hope to have more news during 2020.

Located nearby on Melton Road, in front of Thurmaston Memorial Hall.

Accessible car parking available at Thurmaston Old School Community Centre, opposite church.

Available nearby at Thurmaston Memorial Hall or The Top House Public House.

Level access available into church.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Please ask our Stewards (those welcoming people into church) if you require large print books.

Assistance dogs welcome.


Our Building

Grade II*

Our Parochial Church Council aspires to become an Eco Church.


Music and Worship

St Michael’s has six bells, which are rung from the ground floor. The heaviest bell weighs 10 cwt. The bellringers are usually happy to welcome visitors, whether they are existing ringers or have never touched a bell rope in their lives. Anyone over the age of eleven, who wishes to learn, will be given full training and there is no need to worry because no-one is left alone until they can safely handle a bell by themselves. Our practice nights and church services have currently been suspended.

We are pleased to host an annual Christmas Concert given by Thurmaston Scout and Guide Band (Thurmaston Marching Brass).

We enjoy worship accompanied by the organ at many of our services.

The choir at St Michael’s regularly lead the singing at some of our services.

We are keen to recruit people of all ages to join the choir. If you are interested in joining, please ask at church.

From time-to-time we hold informal praise / worship services, led by a worship leader with guitar.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation.

Please visit our website for more details, or contact the Rev Tim Day, our Vicar.

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation.

Please visit our website for more details, or contact the Rev Tim Day, our Vicar.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

You will be very welcome to join our Bible study / home groups. Please contact the Rev Tim Day, our Vicar, for more information.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

Our Coffee Time / Pop In (Thursdays) and Coffee Mornings (Saturdays) have currently been suspended until further notice.

We are pleased to play an active role in community events, including Armistice Day (11th November); Remembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November); and Thurmaston Lights Up (late November / early December).

Members of St Michael's, Thurmaston are actively involved in many local community groups.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We regularly run Alpha courses for those who are curious, and also for those who wish to prepare for Baptism and / or Confirmation.

Please visit our website for more details, or contact the Rev Tim Day, our Vicar.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We regularly run holiday activities for children and families.

We host Messy Church events from time-to-time.

Gatherings of our Pensioners' Playgroup have been suspended until further notice.

Bright Sparks (our parent / carer and toddler group) has been suspended until further notice.

Bright Sparks (our parent / carer and toddler group) has been suspended until further notice.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Thurmaston Scouts and Girlguiding Thurmaston.

We are pleased to work in partnership with The Royal British Legion Thurmaston Branch.


Help for Visitors

A guide to the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Thurmaston is available in church.

You are welcome to visit our church for services and events. It is not, unfortunately, possible to leave the church open at other times. Please contact the Rev Tim Day, our Vicar, if you would like to visit the church outside of normal service and event times.


Other Features

We usually have a Fairtrade stall on the first Sunday each month following our church service.

Donations of food left at church will be gifted to local foodbanks.

Thurmaston Old School Community Centre is usually available for hire and hosts a wide range of church and community activities.

See www.thurmastonoldschool.org